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  • I’m pretty sure I remember him using the term longue durée.

    So, how hands-off is the Glorious Tory Government™ going to be?

  • xiEnglish-speakers did the same thing to the French word longue when, in the early nineteenth century, they heard it as the unrelated word lounge to form the phrase chaise lounge.

    The English Is Coming!

  • She's ambitious and mean, cruel even; certainly pretentious and ridiculous "chaise longue" rhymes with blancmange when she says it.

    TV review: Him & Her

  • More important, its focus on what Braudel called the longue durée will jolt the temporally complacent (and aren’t we all?), just as its bracingly materialist approach — which leads to the inescapable conclusion that trade has always laid the foundation for the exchange of ideas and beliefs, indeed for most cultural transformations — nicely tempers our blather about the power of ideas and the individual.

    Geography Is Destiny

  • This didn't occur to me for ages because growing up in Malaysia I always thought of the apes as "orang utan" - or "jungle person" - so it didn't occur to me to blend the syllables. the real term is chaise longue, meaning "long chair."

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  • More important, its focus on what Braudel called the longue durée will jolt the temporally complacent (and aren't we all?), just as its bracingly materialist approach-which leads to the inescapable conclusion that trade has always laid the foundation for the exchange of ideas and beliefs, indeed for most cultural transformations-nicely tempers our blather about the power of ideas and the individual. "

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  • I should add on the "segue" conversation that I'm almost certain that this is one of those things, like with "chaise lounge," that was ignorant and incorrect from the beginning, but has been used so commonly since then as to be correct now. (the real term is chaise longue, meaning "long chair."

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  • In French, the recliner is a chaise longue, “long chair.”

    The English Is Coming!

  • "J'ai le plaisir de vous adresser une sélection de ce produit, fruit d'une longue tradition et d'un savoir-faire unique au monde qui vous convaincra, s'il en était besoin, qu'il n'est de moutarde que de Dijon", ajoute-t-il.

    obama and dijon mustard: the history behind the headlines.

  • By 2013, every title on the newsstand may well feature a gushing profile of Nancy Dell'Olio, lounging on a chaise longue "inside her beautiful home".

    Will the Leveson inquiry kill celebrity magazines?

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